Pencil This In: What's On Your Plate Screening, a Melissa Auf der Maur film and Leonardo Exhibit at the Getty
Leonardo da Vinci's Saint Jerome at the Getty. | Photo © Vatican Museums
Emmy-Winning Saturday Night Live veteran writer Tom Schiller ('75-'93) appears in person tonight at the Egyptian for a screening of his just-completed lost feature film Nothing Lasts Forever (1984) starring Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd. The screening of the film will be followed by a collection of Schiller’s SNL shorts. There’s a discussion with Schiller in between films with other guests. 7:30 pm.
The AXE Twisted Humor Tour hits the Laugh Factory in Hollywood tonight at 9 pm. The lineup includes Nick Kroll (F/X’s The League, HBO's The Life and Times of Tim), Whitney Cummings (Chelsea Lately), Donald Glover (NBC’s Community), Chelsea Peretti (Tru TV’s The Smoking Gun Presents) who riff on mistakes guys make in the dating game that make girls lose interest.
The Hammer hosts a free screening of What's On Your Plate? (2009), Catherine Gund’s witty and provocative documentary about kids and food politics tonight at 7 pm. Following the screening, there’s a Q&A panel with Catherine Gund, star Sadie Hope-Gund, actors/activists Ed Begley, Jr. and Esai Morales, and Janyi Chase, founder of the Center for Environmental Education.
Leonardo da Vinci and the Art of Sculpture: Inspiration and Invention opened last week at the Getty. It assembles an exhibit of 17 drawings by Leonardo along with sculptures by Renaissance masters Donatello, Andrea del Verrocchio, and Giovan Francesco Rustici. The exhibition closes on June 20.
Tonight’s the Sacred Fools Theater Company's Annual Fundraising Gala Dinner hosted by music and film pioneer Richard Elfman and actor French Stewart. In addition to food, spirits and a silent auction, the company will showcase a sampling of recent work, including the upcoming Forbidden Zone: Live in the 6th Dimension and Louis & Keely Live at the Sahara. Plus, a tantalizing silent auction. 7:30 pm at the Mi Alma Collective. $75 per person and donations are tax deductible.
Musician Melissa Auf der Maur (Hole and Smashing Pumpkins) brings her half-hour short film Out of Our Mindsto Cinefamily tonight. It's a dialogue-free companion piece to her second solo album of the same name and “covers three time periods, all connected by a single mythological quest: the Hunt for the Heart. We follow Melissa in a strange ritual that climaxes in a collision between past and future, crashing through the gateway to parallel worlds in the same forest -- a fantasy realm where a Viking heart, a car crash and a bleeding forest connect.” Free, but seats are on a first-come, first-served basis. 8 pm.
The NoHo Arts District celebrates the talents of emerging musical artists each month with Hear NoHo. There’s five bands between two venues all for $10. This month’s acts are Restless Monsters, Al Slavik, Aria Johnson, Jessie Payo, Ken Christianson, playing at Cella Gallery or the NoHo Arts Center. And don’t forget to stop by arts galleries and restaurants, too. It all starts at 8 pm.
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